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Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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What is the purpose of life?

An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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New New Atheism?

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 11 Replies

Chris Hall published an interesting essay in Alternet, picked up by Raw Story:Hitchens, Dawkins and Harris are old news — a totally different Atheism is on the riseCHRIS HALL, ALTERNET25 MAY 2016 AT 00:18 ET…Continue

Tags: Social, Justice, Atheism, New, Hitchens

An Extraordinary Discussion with Ibrahim Al-Buleihi

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 2 Replies

I sometimes amaze myself with the discoveries I make in my wanderings about the internet, especially YouTube.  I just came upon the following video, which is a conversation between two Arabs, one of them being Ibrahim Al-Buleihi, a liberal writer…Continue

Tags: progress, Islam, East, West, Arab

Real (inflation-adjusted) market performance & all recessions since 1871 defined by National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 4. 1 Reply

Just look at how unstable our economy is and has been the past 145 years! Yes, there are fewer recessions now than 100 or even 50 years ago. The people harmed by these fluctuations are people who work for a living. Their earning power and consumer…Continue

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Comment by Loren Miller on May 12, 2014 at 3:22pm

Comment by Daniel W on May 4, 2014 at 11:42am

This was via DailyKos-

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture still hasn't dropped its plan to speed up chicken processing lines from 140 chickens per minute to 175 and allow "visibly contaminated" chicken carcasses to stay on regular processing lines rather than being taken away for cleaning. That would mean all the chickens would be sprayed with extra antimicrobial chemicals....

 

That's really bad.  We already have antibiotic resistant diseases because of overuse.  Those chemicals are sure to harm the workers, the environment, and whoever winds up eating the contaminated chickens.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 3, 2014 at 1:45am

Somehow, we must come to realize that the winner is not the one with the biggest army, bombs or bullets, but the one with the value of protecting people, living things, including water, air and soil, and the Earth. 

~Joan Denoo

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 2, 2014 at 1:47pm
"It is baffling to me that members of Congress speak at the NRA's annual gun fest, an orgy of military hardware marketed to civilians, while the head of the gun lobby group essentially trumpets the need for armed revolt." Mark Fiore

Watch Mark Fiore's Latest Animation: Why the NRA Stokes Paranoia an...

His parody video is creepy/funny and effective at making his point.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 21, 2014 at 11:15pm

Thanks for posting that political cartoon, Ruth. I'm glad I got to see it. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 21, 2014 at 11:09pm

Sorry you aren't seeing some of the images, Joan.

The URL for this was

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/assets_c/2011/10/TolesCartoonTaxThe...

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 20, 2014 at 3:13pm

Ruth, your comments 42 minutes ago did not come through to my wall. I found it in the mail, it was John Colbert, saying to Korea that we need to talk. 

Perfectly response to Korea!

I have another with no photo or URL from Monday but can't find it. This happens quite often and I just go on. However, you always send such treasures, perhaps we can sort out why some of your mail does not come through to my wall or to my URL. I enjoy reading your cartoons and comments and If there is an easy fix lets try to fix it, If it's not an easy fix, just let it go. 

Just for clarity, John Colbert came to my wall with no picture, nor did it have a URL in my mail. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 20, 2014 at 2:13pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 14, 2014 at 6:01pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 12, 2014 at 12:09pm

Great definition of "Invisible Hand" at "TL;DR Wikipedia" (which is actually a thing, tldrwikipedia.tumblr.com ).

The Invisible Hand is a metaphor conceived by economist Adam Smith to describe how, if markets are left unregulated, and everyone acts in their own interests, an invisible hand will use its stealthy invisibility powers to sneak all the money and power to 1% of the population.

 
 
 

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